Sunday 16 June, 2024

Air Weapons

Poland signs JASSM-ER missile contract with US

Poland has signed a $735 million contract with the US for the supply of AGM-158B JASSM-ER (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range) missiles, Minister of National Defense Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz announced on Tuesday. The specific quantity of...

German Typhoons to be equipped with Brimstone missiles

The Luftwaffe has announced plans to equip its Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft with Brimstone air-launched ground attack missiles. The procurement plan includes buying 274 Brimstone missiles produced by the European defence company MBDA. This move...

Raytheon’s HALO missile passes technical review

Raytheon, an RTX business, has effectively concluded a technical evaluation and a prototype fit-check during the initial stage of the US Navy's Hypersonic Air Launched Offensive Anti-Surface (HALO) programme. Designed to be launched from the...

Lockheed Martin successfully test-fires Spike NLOS from Apache

Lockheed Martin has successfully conducted a live-fire test of eight Spike NLOS all-up rounds (AURs) from the AH-64E Apache V6 at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The test which was conducted over five consecutive days...

Northrop Grumman to deliver new strike missile capability

The US Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract worth approximately $705 million to deliver the Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW). Over the next 3 years, Northrop Grumman will continue to develop the weapon,...

Elbit Systems awarded contract to supply SkyStriker loitering munitions

An undisclosed European country has awarded Elbit Systems a contract worth $95 million to supply them with SkyStriker loitering munitions (LM) over a two-year period. Elbit Systems will provide several hundred SkyStriker units as...

Funding boost for MBDA’s SPEAR-EW

MBDA has been granted extra funding by the UK Ministry of Defence to speed up the development of the SPEAR-EW stand-in jammer system. SPEAR-EW is a novel electronic warfare effector designed to confuse and suppress...

US Air Force tests next-generation AMRAAM missile

A successful flight test of the AIM-120C-8, the latest international variant of the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) developed under the Form, Fit, Function (F3R) refresh, has been completed by the U.S. Air Force...